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And I have a bunch of feelings about that.


I've been working on this dissertation for a while now. It's been a year since I posted last, and, well...


And there was a. lot. of. writing.









Then, after making revisions based on my first two readers' comments:


I handed it in to my whole committee:


I don't know if it was really ready for prime time:


but I did it anyway:


And then there was the defense. Rescheduled at the last minute because one of my readers was hospitalized:

(she's fine now)

This was the hardest two hours of my life. First there was my presentation:




this met with mixed reactions from the committee:




and they asked me a lot of tough questions:


my responses might not have been the best:






and it kind of felt like:



but I've been assured that it came out okay:


even if it seemed to be more:


(and okay, maybe I wanted to:)


after that they gave me some minor revisions:


and we celebrated:




and now?

Well, there's a feeling of accomplishment, certainly:


But mostly, I have a lot of mixed feelings, and haven't quite been able to sort them all out. Sometimes I'm all:




and other times it's just:




and then sometimes:


I'm not really sure what to think or feel, only that I've got a lot of feelings, and I'm hoping to sort them all out in time. But overall...it feels good.


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